Late Night Politics

President Obama’s appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman was a brilliant performance for many reasons.  The most obvious was the simple and direct way he related his goals and how he hoped to achieve them, casually bringing the whole country into his inner circle.  Less obvious was how he closed the loop, connecting politics and entertainment in a way that we usually like to deny.  That’s where the future of the Obama administration starts to look far more interesting than just a series of policy choices and potential accomplishments.

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